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Chris' Fishing Trips & Whale Watching

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48 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
+1 831-375-5951
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Worth it!

Friendly and knowledgeable crew. Saw tons of whales and sea lions. Gave great background of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Denver, Colorado
via mobile
Chartered boat with Chris', they handed us off to J&M

I reserved the boat for a small party of 7 about 4 months in advance. Several days before the trip... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Duluth, Minnesota
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We offer full service guided Family Friendly Fishing & Whale Watching tours year around in the third largest deep submarine canyon in the world. Our skippers are known for their ability to find Gray whales, Killer wWhales, Dolphins, Turtles, Porpoises and more! We also offer Burials at Sea.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“smaller boat” (14 reviews)
“whale watching” (46 reviews)
“great trip” (14 reviews)
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48 Fishermans Wharf, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
+1 831-375-5951

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly and knowledgeable crew. Saw tons of whales and sea lions. Gave great background of the marine enviornment. Boat a little old but comfortable and functional. Boat had a covered inside area out of the wind with seating. Swells ok. No one got sick. The...More

Thank Sharks_Rugby
Reviewed 1 week ago

I reserved the boat for a small party of 7 about 4 months in advance. Several days before the trip I got a call from Chris' Fishing first confirming that we were fishing on the date reserved and then briefly mumbling about a "problem" they...More

Thank Cmpete8718
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you find yourself in Monterey and want to go and see the beautiful whales in Monterey Bay Chris’ Fishing Trips are just brilliant. Very informative from the minute you climb aboard. We had the most memorable trip and loved every minute. We didn’t see...More

Thank Jo C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

chris provided a smaller vessel which gave a more intimate experience. As the vessels are smaller, they are much more able to sail closer to the wildlife. We saw whales,Dolphins, seals and many different species of birds. The staff were extremely attentive and eager to...More

Thank tedthehorse
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Experience of a lifetime for our family. The check in guy on the pier was so friendly. Upon boarding we were worried that only indoor seats remained but it wasn't a big deal at all. We dropped our stuff and stood outside most of the...More

Thank ricefamily5
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We went on the 10am trip, it was a near perfect day for going on the water. We saw loads of whales, dolphins and jelly fish. The chaps on the boat were really helpful and great at spotting.

Thank Tim5460s
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is our third trip with Chris's, and each time has been unique. This trip we saw orcas and humpbacks interacting, and the humpbacks actually passed beneath the boat while a huge herd (?) of sea lions cavorted nearby. There were dolphins as well. It...More

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 20 September 2017

This trip was better than we could ever have anticipated. Small boat which we preferred to the large impersonal boats . We had a very knowledgable crew and an interesting commentary. We saw more whales than we could count including a pod of hump backs....More

Thank moreholidaysplease87
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Quite remarkable 2.5 hours journey. The small boat allows for getting pretty close to the big mammals. It can get a bit rocky though, in case you know you're sensitive. The crew, namely Peter and the Captain were super welcoming.

Thank UPIA
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

It was brilliant, the team follow the whales as best they can whilst of course being very considerate, but it means that you get to see so much, we even saw a mother and calf! Highly recommend, maybe just check the likelihood of spotting them...More

Thank Meganlouisebmouth
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Abby W
29 September 2015|
Response from TCinPhx |
We were just there yesterday (8/27). The boat leaves from the main wharf/pier and there is no elevator from the top/main area down to the next level where you get onto the boat. The only way down that we saw was to use the... More
28 September 2015|
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Response from Becky M | Reviewed this property |
3 hrs. 1 hour to get to area. Hour to watch. 1 hour to get back.
Merrily S
30 July 2015|
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Response from Orpah H | Reviewed this property |
If the boat is full then there isn't much room for a stroller. There was an adult man that got sick and hurled over the boat and then there was a dog that went and got sick as well. If the whether is good then the boat... More